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#62 Primark Haul – Blazers

3 Apr

I actually purchased these blazers back in March, but I never really got round to showing you them. Get ready for the bargains that I am about to unveil.

Primark Bargain Blazers

Primark Bargain Blazers

| Primark Black Duck Print Blazer, £15 reduced to £3 |

Primark Bargain Blazers

Primark Bargain Blazers

| Primark Wine Blazer, £15 reduced to £7 |

Primark Bargain Blazers

Primark Bargain Blazers

| Primark Cream Blazer, £17 reduced to £3 |

You read it correctly people. 3 blazers for a total of £13.

The first £3 blazer is black with cute little ducks on, with a hint of turquoise. This is so cute; it looks great with a white tee and some light wash jeans for a casual day time look. Second up, the wine blazer for £7. This one is a bit more formal, but the colour is absolutely gorgeous. I love it. And finally, the cream £3 blazer. I wasn’t sure about this one, but for £3 I couldn’t leave it behind. It has a big gold button, but I probably wouldn’t do it up if I wore it. I think I will get more use out of this one in the summer months.

So what do you think? Bargains right. Do not forget to check out the reduced rails in Primark, you can find some absolute gems!!

J xo

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#53 Boots Haul

18 Feb

A week ago I did something a little bit naughty… yep this happened.

Boots Haul

I only intended to buy the Dr Jart BB Cream after being recommended it during the #bbloggers chat and it was even better as it had 1/3 off. But then I started having a good browse (as you do) and more things made their way into my basket. Next up was the Rimmel Lasting Finish polish in Pear Drop and Rimmel Pro colour polish in Aqua Cool, two really nice shades that will be great as we enter spring/summer. Rimmel is currently on 3 for 2, so I also picked up this Rimmel Scandal Eyes kohl liner in nude which I have been trying to get my paws on for quite a while. I couldn’t not look at my favourite brand, Soap and Glory right? Again 3 for 2 so I picked up the S&G Kick Ass Concealer, S&G Solar Powder and the S&G Archery brow pencil. And no guys it doesn’t stop there! I am running out of my night cream so I picked up this Vitamin E Night Cream, but it was 2 for £4… so…. I got the Vitamin E Eye Cream.

I just don’t know how this happened. But I am enjoying the products so hopefully I will be able to review some soon!

J xo

#44 MUA Haul

2 Feb

You may have heard about MUA, the budget beauty brand that is stocked online and in some Superdrug stores. Prices begin from £1 which is amazing! They have a Facebook page, search ‘Make Up Academy (MUA)’, which reached 50,000 likes a week or so ago. And when it did, they launched a 50% off everything offer with free delivery. As expected it caused absolute mayhem! I was able to place an order and here is what I purchased!

MUA Haul

MUA Haul

From L-R:

The Artiste Collection – £6 (£3 in the event)

Undressed Palette – £4 (£2)

Blush Perfection Cream Blusher in Dolly and Blossom – £2 each (£1)

Intense Gloss in Kiss and Make Up – £2 (£1)

Matte Perfect Primer – £4 (£2)

Brow Kit – £3.50 (£1.75)

Lipstick in Shade 4 and 16 – £1 each (50p!!)

Clear Mascara – £1 (50p)

Gel Eyeliner in Underground – £3 (£1.50)

Clear Nail Polish – £1 (50p)

L1 Lip Brush – £1.50 (75p)

E2 Eyeshadow Contour Brush – £1.95 (98p)

F2 Stippling Brush – £3 (£1.50)

E4 Eyeliner Brush – £1.50 (75p)

F1 Foundation Brush – £3 (£1.50)

So in total I spent £20.72 and got all of this goodness! I have been using the products since I got them and hopefully there will be some further reviews on some of the products! But I have to say I am SO impressed with the brushes! I would link the products listed above to the site but some of the products (most of the brushes) have sold out so are not available on the site! However, I have heard that they will be restocking early Feb, so be sure to get in there quick to avoid disappointment!

Were you able to place an MUA order? :)

J xo

#36 Boxing Day Sales Haul

27 Dec

Hi everyone, hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Yesterday (Boxing Day) I was up at 5.30am to get ready for the sales! It is a tradition for my mum, aunt, cousin and I. We go every year! I didn’t actually get too much which was a bit of a disappointment. Here is what I purchased!

 Boxing Day Sales

First up Next, which was manic as it is every year! I couldn’t find too much that I really needed here. However, their homeware section is incredible and there were many bargains to be had! I got myself a new pair of jeans which are a bit of a brighter navy than normal for £10 (originally £20). I also picked up this hat which I thought was pretty cute for £3!

Boxing Day Sales

Secondly, Boots. I purchased two gift sets for myself that were half price. This 17 Eye and Lip Trio was £3 (originally £6) and I picked it up on a whim really. It contains a black liquid eye liner, an eyeshadow in the shade Regal and a lip gloss in the shade Very Berry. I just thought for £3 it was pretty good! I couldn’t resist this Soap and Glory set either. I received their Showers that Glee set for my birthday so there was no need for me to buy any bath/body products. However I have never used their make up so I thought I would get this and give it a try. The set cost £11 (originally £22) and contained the Love at First Blush blusher, Smoulder Kohl in black and Sexy Mother Pucker (best. name. ever.) in Punchbowl. I love them so far. I also purchased a couple of L’Oreal items that I needed. I have been looking for a new liquid eye liner for a while so I picked up this Super Liner Perfect Slim liner in Black. I was also in need of a new foundation so picked up the True Match foundation in Golden Ivory. Because I spent over £15 on L’Oreal products I received this free ‘Dress Up In Diamonds’ set!

Boxing Day Sales

In this free set, I received a sample pot of Revitalift (5ml), Volume Million Lashes Diamantissme (8.5ml), Color Riche Diamantissme Lipstick in 325 Ferric Fuschia, Color Riche Crystallisme Topcoat in number 820 (5ml) and a sample sachet of Nude Magique and True Match. I also received a money off voucher for the True Match foundation. I was quite impressed when I got home and saw what was inside! The lipstick is full size and the colour pay off is gorgeous!

Boxing Day Sales

And lastly New Look. I actually didn’t buy anything from their sale (I just couldn’t see anything!). However, I did pick up this bag for £19.99. I have been looking for a new handbag for a while and this fitted the bill for me! It is a versatile colour and is really quite spacious! It has an inside pocket too, handy for keys and my iPhone.

I hope you liked this post and picked up some bargains at the sales. If you did, tweet me, I want to know all about them!

J xo

PS. I haven’t included any links to the products as most are sale items and have sold out online. I looked for a link to New Look bag but it was not online either! Sorry guys!

#31 My 20th Birthday + Haul

17 Dec

Hey everyone!

As you may or may not know it was my 20th birthday on Sunday (16th December), which I was super excited about! So I am going to do a quick post on here about what I got up to :)

Quick disclaimer: This is in no way a post for me to brag about what I was given for my birthday. I personally love these kinds of posts and hauls etc, as I am really interested in that kind of thing. If you are not, then there is probably not much point in carrying on reading. If you are interested, I hope you enjoy this post. I am so grateful for every single gift that was given to me, and I cannot thank my friends and loved ones enough.

On Friday, my housemates and I celebrated our last day of term together. They decided to give me my birthday present Friday evening as everyone was there, and it was so sweet of them to get me something. They came in with a huge chocolate cake, beautifully decorated with candles and a gift bag. They bought me a gorgeous Cath Kidston make-up bag and umbrella, which was so nice of them! As well as this, they also came in with two boxes of the most amazing cupcakes (which I completely forgot to take a photo of before we ate them!).

20th Birthday!

20th Birthday!

As I mentioned in my previous post, my boyfriend took me for a meal on the Saturday evening as I travelled home from uni on the Sunday afternoon. We went to an Indian restaurant close to where we live, and it was really nice. I am not too good with spice but I do love a good mild curry! Poppadoms are my weakness also, they had the most amazing dips and chutneys, I was in heaven! Here is a picture of me before we went to the restaurant. It wasn’t a super posh place, so I wore my Topshop marl tee with Missguided disco pants and Primark chelsea boots. I teamed the tee with this art-deco necklace from Primark. The lipstick I am wearing is Avon Cranberry which I featured in my November Favourites. At the restaurant I decided to try something a little different and I had a ‘Mango Delight’ curry which was delicious!

20th Birthday!

On the morning of my birthday, my boyfriend gave me my birthday present and card. I was really happy to spend it with him as it was the last time we will see each other for a while as we have both gone to our respective homes for the Christmas vacation. I was so overwhelmed by what he had got me (I was close to tears!). These Swarovski earrings were gift wrapped so nicely and are very elegant. The crystal is a lavender colour and the way they catch the light is gorgeous. They are so beautiful, he has such good taste! He was so worried that I wouldn’t like them, but I love them so much and am so thankful.

20th Birthday!

20th Birthday!

When I finally got back to my home after a couple of hours on the train, there was a little collection of birthday cards that were waiting for me full of lovely messages from friends and family. My relatives then came over as I hadn’t seen them since I left for uni in September. Here are a few snaps of what I was given.

20th Birthday!

20th Birthday!

20th Birthday!

20th Birthday!

20th Birthday!

20th Birthday!

I had a great birthday all in all (apart from a long train journey) and I am so appreciative of all of the gifts I received from my very generous loved ones.

J xo

#14 ASOS Haul

16 Nov

Hello lovelies :) I recently did a tiny little ASOS haul, nothing too major but they had 25% student discount and 30% off Rimmel London. (They know the way to my heart what can I say?!)

ASOS Oversized top. £12 – I picked this up in grey, sorry the picture quality isn’t too great. This top is so big and comfy. Comfort is key for me when I am going into uni for lectures. I wore this the other day with my disco pants, chelsea boots and a gold statement necklace. I also received a few compliments when I wore this too! I have rolled the sleeves up on the top, but that is just down to personal preference :)

I also picked up a couple of metallic nail polishes. I brought the Rimmel London Precious Stones Nail Polish in 002 Ruby Crush, £2.79 (usually £3.99) and the Barry M Sparkles Nail Polish in 325 Denim, £2.99. I have brought a couple of Rimmel London polishes in the past and they have been really good value for money. When I saw this I thought of one thing, CHRISTMAS. It looks like Christmas in a bottle, I am wearing it at the moment and it is so gorgeous. I have a layer of Barry M Raspberry underneath but I don’t really know if it is necessary! It gives a full coverage glitter, and is so sparkly! LOVE. I haven’t used the Denim colour yet but when I do I will probably upload a photo to instagram/twitter. From the brush it looks beautiful!

The final two items I brought were two Rimmel London Kate Lipsticks in shades 22 and 26, £3.84 (usually £5.49). There is a little bit of a story about these lipsticks. I originally ordered a shade 22, which from the colour chart looked like a nude/coral shade. When it arrived it was bright red (I was confused), I checked the colour chart to see whether I had made a mistake but it turns out ASOS had labelled the wrong shade. When I emailed them to alert them of the problem they said I could keep the lipstick I already had (as a thank you and a gesture of good will), and the correct nude/coral shade (shade 26) would be sent to me by next day delivery. I was pretty happy, it just shows the great customer service that ASOS have! Both of the shades are gorgeous! Shade 22 is a vivid red, while 26 is a very subtle nude/coral shade. The nude shade is very different for me, and I am not sure whether it suits me! I love the colour pay off and formulation of these lipsticks and would definitely recommend them!

I love ASOS, their customer service is amazing. I can’t help but give in to their flash discounts! Sorry bank account.

J xo

#12 Meadowhall Haul

13 Nov

As promised this is going to be a haul post, featuring all of the stuff I picked up at Meadowhall over the weekend! Mum, my aunt, my cousin and I all go Christmas shopping every year at Meadowhall, it is amazing. You could get all of your presents in one day if you needed! Whilst I was there I did pick up a few treats for myself (couldn’t help myself!). Apologies in advance for the very poor quality of the photos, the lighting is not good in my room as one of the lights is broken. Sorry! You will see a common theme in the clothes I bought – Comfortable, warm, versatile pieces!

First up Topshop. I had a quick look through the sale  rails but really could see nothing, I was a bit disappointed to be honest! Instead I picked up these 2 items. The red tee is a gorgeous marl colour (which I loveeee), and is longer at the back so you can wear it with leggings for extra comfort. I will probably pair it with my disco pants from Missguided, my leather jacket and black chelsea boots. Its super comfy, cost £14 and you can find it here. The second is more of a thicker knit material, 3/4 sleeves and is more of a tunic than a jumper. If you look carefully the knit has all different colours in it, which I think is gorgeous! It was a bit more expensive, £26, but is a lot thicker, you can find it here. I got 10% student discount on both these items, and I know I will wear them lots as they are so easy to wear!

New Look next, I had a browse on my Voucher Codes app and found one for 25% in store! I was happy (as you would expect) and had the plan to buy a gorgeous khaki parka which I had my eye on for so long. Low and behold, they didn’t have it (GUTTED), I was super surprised as the New Look in Meadowhall is so big. Never mind hey! Instead I picked up another jumper (you can never have enough right?). This one again has 3/4 sleeves and is long enough to wear with leggings. It is quite a thin knit, I would wear a vest underneath for added warmth! At £15 (well £11 with the 25% off) I didn’t think it was too bad, see it here. I got it navy, but I may pick up a couple of other colours, the pale blue one is so nice!

And of course, Primark. I wasn’t too impressed with their jumpers this season, however they do have some amazing Christmas jumpers. I always find that the men’s section is the best place for jumpers in the winter! I restrained myself from buying a Christmas jumper, but it has to be done, and I need one in my life. I did pick up a few winter bits and bobs though. I get pretty much all of my pyjamas from Primark, they are always so cheap and comfortable. I could not leave the shop without buying these amazing Disney Christmas pj bottoms, they kind of fit like a legging. I love the print and they were only £7!! I am not usually a hat person but this bobble hat stole my heart, a beautiful red colour, thick knit and £3. These ear muffs are super cute and so warm, and again only £3!! Primark have done so well on their winter accessories this year, I am so impressed! However, the best purchase of the day was definitely these gloves. Anyone who has a touch screen phone will know the terror of having to take your gloves off to take a call or send a text during the winter. These my friends, are TOUCH SCREEN GLOVES. That’s right. For £1.50 (YOU HEARD ME CORRECTLY) you can buy these gloves and have the joy of texting your friends with warm hands. They do actually work (I tried them in the shop!), and come in grey and black. Mind. Blown.

Hope you enjoyed this post, there will be another haul post coming up soon. (may have placed a cheeky ASOS order, whooops…). On another note, I am so excited for Christmas. We organised our house secret santa last night so I need to get thinking about what to get. Also, why are men so hard to buy for? I have a couple of little ideas for stocking fillers for my boyfriend, but no main present ideas. I am so stuck for ideas! If anyone has any ideas, or top websites for gifts. PLEASE let me know! I am running out of time!

So have you started your Christmas shopping? or are you more of a last minute present buyer?

J xo